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Old 09-22-2014, 12:16 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Apple pie is as English as tea.

Ps Tea isn't English its Asian
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Old 09-22-2014, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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But where did they say "WE INVENTED ALL THOSE THINGS!!"

no where, sorry

I think its quite obvious that Baseball, Hot Dogs and Apple Pie are all large parts of American culture (which obviously is what they are trying to get at)
It's the term used in relation to those things. " As American as … " which insinuates that these things don't exist in other countries.
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Old 09-22-2014, 12:32 PM
 
Location: California
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Remember the ad slogan "baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet"? It was meant to convey the "American-ness" of the Chevrolet brand.

But baseball was invented in England.

Hot dogs are German in origin.

Apple pie was "invented" in multiple European countries and subsequently imported to the US by immigrants from (among other places) Sweden and Holland.

And Monsieur Chevrolet, though he did live and work in America, was Swiss.

When I think of Apple Pie, I think of England. The earliest recipes in America came via the Puritans.
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Old 09-22-2014, 12:33 PM
 
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Apple pie is as English as tea.

Ps Tea isn't English its Asian
Yes, the diarist Samuel Pepys, referred to it as " a china drink, which I never drank before ".
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Old 09-22-2014, 12:36 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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It's the term used in relation to those things. " As American as … " which insinuates that these things don't exist in other countries.
No it doesn't
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Old 09-22-2014, 12:43 PM
 
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No it doesn't
Let me rephrase it. It insinuates that these things are strictly American in origin.
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Old 09-22-2014, 12:50 PM
 
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Let me rephrase it. It insinuates that these things are strictly American in origin.
So we can't talk about Baseball and its big role in American culture because some people might get offended and think we are saying "BASEBALL WAS INVENTED IN USA AND NOT ENGLAND" even though that is not at all what we are saying?
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Old 09-22-2014, 12:52 PM
 
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So we can't talk about Baseball and its big role in American culture because some people might get offended and think we are saying "BASEBALL WAS INVENTED IN USA AND NOT ENGLAND" even though that is not at all what we are saying?
Was baseball invented in England?
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Old 09-22-2014, 12:53 PM
 
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Was baseball invented in England?
I don't know lol.
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Old 09-22-2014, 01:14 PM
 
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Most important things like the air plane, the car, the train, the rocket, antibiotics, the steam engine, the petrol engine, the jet engine, the computer, the cell phone, the world wide web, and gravity were invented in Europe. Americans belief they invented most of these things because they were raised with the propaganda of 'American exceptionalism' but in reality there are not really good at anything.
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